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William Richard "Billy" Cox
Birth: Aug. 29, 1919
Death: Jun. 15, 1978

Major League Baseball Player. Born in Newport, Pennsylvania, he was a third baseman making his debut with the Pittsburgh Pirates on September 20, 1941. After serving in US Military during World War II, for eleven seasons he played with the Pittsburgh Pirates (1941, 1946-47), Brooklyn Dodgers (1948-54) and Baltimore Orioles in 1955. He ended his career with a record of 974 hits, 470 runs scored, 66 homeruns, 351 runs batted in and a .262 batting average. He died at age 58 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 

Cause of death: cancer
 
Burial:
Newport Cemetery
Newport
Perry County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
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Record added: Jul 03, 1999
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William Richard Billy Cox
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- MosherSt.Munger
 Added: Jun. 15, 2014
Billy Cox moved over to third for Brooklyn and was a standout for seven seasons that included three National League pennants. In the 1952 World Series against the New York Yankees he was outstanding. "I never dreamed third base could be played with such a...(Read more)
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 Added: Sep. 15, 2013

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 Added: Jun. 15, 2013
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